Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Fifteens, originally uploaded by ZMB.
ZMB's recipe seems to have disappeared. Never mind - here's one Beowulf made earlier.

'Fifteens appear to be a Northern Ireland thing, the rest of the world should be educated. To wit:

15 McVities Digestive Bisuits
15 Marshmallows
15 Red Glaze Cherries
1 small tin of sweetened condensed milk
1 good handful of desiccated coconut

1. Crush the biscuits into a large bowl, add mallow and cherries, mix.
2. Now pour the condensed milk into the mix, stir it up until it gets into a sticky lump.
3. Tip it all out onto a sheet of greaseproof paper and mould it into a log shape, roll the whole log thing in the coconut.
4. Wrap the beast up and refridgerate for a day, when it’s set you slice it up as you see fit (monster slices for the men, teeny-weeny arty slices for the women).
5. Eat.'


Alan in Belfast said...

Ummm ... monster slices. Making me hungry for sugar.

Grannymar said...

I love fifteens.

Anonymous said...

I too love fifteens - they're one of my favourite things in life.

Everyone I've given one to in Edinburgh has pestered me to make more. Maybe I should open an Irish tearoom....

Hope all is well at the Nellybert residence.


x x

Anonymous said...

Would ye describe how it tastes, Nelly? It looks like yummy goodness. Am I right?

Nelly said...

Describe how they taste? Mmmm. Here goes.

They taste damp, biscuity, nutty and very, very sweet.

Zoe said...

So sweet they make your teeth ache.

Hageltoast said...


Anonymous said...

I wouldnt say so sweet they make ur teeth ache, just dont eat more than 2. But yes they are delish!

Anonymous said...

i love fifteens, no-one in the mainland knows what they are so i just quadrupled the recipe and made loads! They are awesome.

Anonymous said...

try making them on a baking tray with melted white choc all over them cut in squares
15s must be the nicest traybake in the world

Anonymous said...

BUT by definition IT IS NOT A TRAYBAKE... simply a fridge cake!

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